After several months of avid craftster reading and bookmarking, I finally found the time to start and finish my first project! It's albeit a simple project that almost all craftsters have completed, but the thrill of making something with objects I already had laying around my house (and thus not spending a penny on) was fabulous. In honor of my upcoming new apartment, I decided to make a French Memory Board.
I used an old artist's painting canvas that I had ruined with paint (it was hardly a painting), some old quilting batting, some left over ribbon, my mom's-friends (lol) staple gun, and some cute fabric that I've had laying around waiting for a simple little project.
The corners were tricky (I'm an impulsive crafter and didn't bother to look up directions--I'd rather learn by mistake), but came out rather nice!
Let me know what you think! I think it'll make a great addition to my little apartment!
Tips for future Memory Board Makers:
*Be sure to stretch the fabric/batting tight! But also be careful when doing this--if the fabric is patterned, it might turn the pattern all wonky.
*Stretch the ribbon tight too! Staple one end of the ribbon and then re-set the other end to ensure the best results.
*Watch your fingers!!